ICSE Julius Caesar Workbook Answer : Act 2 Scene 3

Welcome to our blog post dedicated to dissecting Act 2, Scene 3 of William Shakespeare’s timeless masterpiece, Julius Caesar. As avid learners and educators, we understand the importance of grasping the nuances of Shakespearean literature, and that’s why we’ve curated this comprehensive guide specifically tailored to the ICSE curriculum.

In this blog, we’ll delve into the depths of Act 2, Scene 3, utilizing the meticulously crafted workbook provided by Morning Star publishers. Our aim is to not only provide you with multiple-choice questions (MCQs) and long-form answers but also to empower you with a deeper understanding of the themes, characters, and language intricacies within this iconic play.

It’s important to note that while we offer structured responses based on the workbook, we encourage students to use this resource as a foundation for their own exploration. Shakespeare’s works are renowned for their richness and versatility, allowing ample room for interpretation and analysis. Therefore, feel free to adapt and modify our insights to suit your individual learning style and requirements.

So, whether you’re a student looking to ace your exams or a literature enthusiast eager to unravel the mysteries of Julius Caesar, join us on this enlightening journey through Act 2, Scene 3. Let’s embark on an adventure where words transcend time, and the legacy of Shakespeare continues to captivate minds across generations.

Table of Contents

Workbook Summary :

A single figure, Artemidorus, comes on to the stage and reads out a letter he intends giving to Caesar as he passes on the way to the Capitol. He raises the issue of Caesar’s immortality: If thou beest not immortal, look about you.’ Artemidorus names each of the conspirators in order, beginning with Brutus. He bids Caesar to beware. Shakespeare seems to want to make sure that we do not forget the names of the men who are prepared to assassinate Caesar. Artemidorus intends to give the letter to Caesar, and he reasons that Caesar may survive if the Fate does not ally itself with the conspirators.

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Workbook MCQs :

1. Which of the following issues was raised by Artemidorus in his letter?
(a) Caesar’s impending death
(b) Caesar’s arrogance
(c) Caesar’s immortality
(d) Caesar’s pride

Answer :- (a) Caesar’s impending death

2. According to Artemidorus, Caesar may survive if
(a) Brutus do not join the group of conspirators.
(b) Fates do not ally with the conspirators
(c) Caesar is persuaded not to go to the Senate
(d) Calpurnia accompanies him to the Senate.

Answer :-(b) Fates do not ally with the conspirators

3. How does this scene create suspense in the audience?
(a) By letting them know that Caesar would get more warnings.
(b) By letting them imagine that Artemidorus’ letter may save him.
(c) By letting them know a change of plan according to portents.
(d) By letting them know that the conspirators’ plan has leaked out.

Answer :- (d) By letting them know that the conspirators’ plan has leaked out.

4. Artemidorus is a representative of which of the following?
(a) Common citizens of Rome
(b) Well-wishers of Caesar
(c) Members of the Senate
(d) None of the above.

Answer :- (a) Common citizens of Rome

5. Artemidorus describes the conspirators as
(a) Jealous creatures
(b) Saviours of Rome
(c)Envious ususpers
(d) Masters of Rome

Answer :-(c) Envious usurpers

6. “There is but one mind in all these men.” Who are “these men”?
(a) Conspirators against Caesar
(b) Common citizens of Rome
(c)Opponents of Conspirators
(d) None of the above

Answer :-(a) Conspirators against Caesar

7. Why does Artemidorus’ heart lament?
(a) The future of Rome
(b) The betrayal by a friend
(c The fickleness of the mob
(d) The danger to Caesar’s life from jealous rivals

Answer :-(d) The danger to Caesar’s life from jealous rivals

8. According to Artemidorus, what gives way to conspiracy?
(a) Negligence
(b) Overconfidence
(c) Lethargy
(d) None of the above

Answer :- (b) Overconfidence

Workbook Questions :

Question No: 1

Artemidorus
There is but one mind in all these men, and
it is bent against Caesar. If thou beest not immortal,
look about you; security gives way to conspiracy.
The mighty gods defend thee! Thy lover, Artemidorus.

(i) At what occasion does Artemidorus say these words? Artemidorus is a symbolic individual. Whom does he symbolise in this scene?

Answer :- Artemidorus says these words as he prepares to deliver a letter warning Caesar about the conspiracy against him on his way to the Capitol. Artemidorus symbolizes the common people or those who genuinely care for Caesar’s well-being.

(iI) There is but one mind in all these men.” What kind of a mind do the Conspirators have? What is the difference in motives for conspiracy between Cassius and Brutus?
 
Answer :- The conspirators, represented by Artemidorus, have a unified mind with the singular goal of eliminating Caesar. They are all driven by their opposition to Caesar’s perceived tyranny and ambition. Cassius is motivated by personal envy and a desire for power, while Brutus is driven by a sense of duty to Rome and a belief that Caesar’s death is necessary for the greater good.
 

(iII) Why are all the conspirators against Caesar? How would the request look about you” be significant at this time?

Answer :- All the conspirators are against Caesar because they perceive him as a threat to the Roman Republic and fear that his ambition will lead to tyranny. The request “look about you” emphasizes the need for Caesar to be vigilant and aware of his surroundings due to the imminent danger posed by the conspirators.

(iV) What is meant by “security gives way to conspiracy”?

answer:-  “Security gives way to conspiracy” means that when individuals feel secure and complacent, they become vulnerable to plots and schemes against them. In this context, Caesar’s false sense of security leaves him susceptible to the conspiracy unfolding around him.

(v) Besides Artemidorus, who else had warned Caesar about the danger to his life? What was the warning and how did Caesar react to the warning?

Answer:- Besides Artemidorus, Calpurnia, Caesar’s wife, also warned him about the danger to his life through a dream she had. She begged him not to go to the Senate on that day. However, Caesar initially dismisses her warning, influenced by Decius Brutus’s interpretation of the dream as a positive omen for Caesar’s power and authority.

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